LibriVox recording of A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Laurie Anne Walden.
A Study in Scarlet, a short novel published in 1887, was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes story. At the beginning of the book, Dr. Watson meets the detective for the first time and we ride along with them to the scene of a murder. The crime baffles the Scotland Yard detectives, but of course Holmes solves it easily. In the second half of the story, the scene shifts to Utah as we learn the murderer's history. The action returns to London in the last two chapters. In his first adventure, Holmes demonstrates many of the traits for which he later became well known: meticulous study of a crime scene, brilliant deductive reasoning, aptitude for chemistry and music, and the somewhat annoying habit of withholding crucial facts from Watson (and consequently the reader) until the conclusion of the case. (Summary by Laurie Anne Walden)
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January 8, 2017 Subject:
The first half was was interesting but not as good as his latter work. The second half about the Mormons was mostly fictional/ not historically correct. I'm thinking that some research for the story was taken from the Mormon church but most was from anti Mormon wild stories, propaganda, predigest fear mongering, so do not take as fact.
April 26, 2016 Subject:
great story and great nariation
The story is Great and the reading is great.
Thanks for the efforts that you but in this.
February 7, 2009 Subject:
A Study in Scarlet - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The writing technique that Sir Arthur used in creating this first Holms book pleasantly surprised me.
Read very well by a single reader.